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Georges Dubœuf Beaujolais-Villages 2015

Georges Dubœuf’s Beaujolais-Villages is an ever reliable expression of gamay. But the 2015 vintage tasted here seems a “step up”, noting that this vintage is regarded as exceptional in the region. Deeply coloured in the glass, the 2015 opens to a fruity and exuberant aroma of sour cherries. The palate is medium bodied, fresh and…Continue readingGeorges Dubœuf Beaujolais-Villages 2015

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Domaine Lupé-Cholet Bois des Chênes Beaujolais-Villages 2015

The 2015 vintage was an outstanding one in the Beaujolais region, and it shows.  Domaine Lupé-Cholet’s 2015 Beaujolais-Villages is deeply coloured, with aromas of blackcurrants, cherry and bright red berries.  The palate is mid weighted with good length on the finish.  A good import and a wine for thirsty drinking.   (Alc: 12.5%, Region: Beaujolais,…Continue readingDomaine Lupé-Cholet Bois des Chênes Beaujolais-Villages 2015

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Bo Jus Le Beaujolais des Impitoyables Beaujolais-Villages 2015

This is a joyous Beaujolais-Villages, all purple and gluggable.  Deeply coloured in the glass, it has a cherried exhuberence to its nose.  Yet it is not a simple wine either.  The palate is fresh and shows some complexity with its raspberry and cherry expression.  Stock up.  (Region: Beaujolais-Villages, Burgundy, France, Rating: Good, Drink: now)Continue readingBo Jus Le Beaujolais des Impitoyables Beaujolais-Villages 2015

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Louis Jadot Combe aux Jacques Beaujolais-Villages 2012

This is a lovely Beaujolais-Villages wine from Louis Jadot.  Our (French) waiter happily pointed out that this family was older than Australia, although I see that Maison Louis Jadot was established in 1859, and therefore, I suspect an entirely unintended technical distinction drawn.  There is some fruit power in this wine, with its aromatics of…Continue readingLouis Jadot Combe aux Jacques Beaujolais-Villages 2012

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Château de Belleverne La Basse-Cour Beaujolais Villages 2014

I was a little stumped recently when asked why I like Beaujolais.  It tends more to be consumed than necessarily pondered upon.  It does fill however a permanent vacancy at home for a lighter red that works with or without food.  Visiting this (beautiful) region last year certainly didn’t hurt either (you can see my…Continue readingChâteau de Belleverne La Basse-Cour Beaujolais Villages 2014

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Last stop: Beaujolais

I couldn’t help but like the vignerons that I met in Beaujolais.  The region immediately appeared more accessible and the level of enthusiasm for this mostly unloved region more palpable.  Here, we visited the Cave du Château de Chénas, Cave du Château des Loges and the Vignerons des Pierres Dorées. A view from Mt Brouilly.…Continue readingLast stop: Beaujolais

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Thorin Domaine Les Tours de Montmelas Beaujolais-Villages 2011

This Beaujolais-Villages is not in the same league as some recent tastings from the region (Morgon and Brouilly) and even outside of the region (Beechworth), but then it’s close to one third of the price of those wines.  There’s some value to be had here.  A deep purple in colour, this wine has bright aromatics…Continue readingThorin Domaine Les Tours de Montmelas Beaujolais-Villages 2011